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First-round prospect Sidney Jones injured at Washington Pro Day

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University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones, a likely first-round pick in next month’s NFL draft, has suffered an injury at the school’s Pro Day this afternoon.

Stephen Cohen of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer tweeted a photo of Jones being carted off the field. Jones went down with an apparent left leg injury on the very last defensive back drill of the day.

Jones was a three-year starter at Washington who declared for the draft after his junior season. He was an All-Pac-12 player in both his sophomore and junior years. Virtually every mock draft has Jones going in the first round, with some forecasters having him off the board in the Top 10.

There’s no word yet on the severity of the injury, although people on the scene have described it as looking serious.

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44 Responses to “First-round prospect Sidney Jones injured at Washington Pro Day”
  1. mixjuan says: Mar 11, 2017 3:29 PM

    Wow. That is horrible. To work and work your whole life to get to this place only to get severely injured during tryouts. Hoping for a quick and complete recovery.

  2. 513guy says: Mar 11, 2017 3:31 PM

    Hate to hear this. All the best to the young man as he hopefully makes a full recovery.

  3. taeh324 says: Mar 11, 2017 3:37 PM

    Damn that sucks and now some team will get a steal when he returns because I don’t see him going in the 1st round now

  4. raiderston says: Mar 11, 2017 3:38 PM

    If he gets hurt with no one around…I say 5th round is good.

  5. thisoneguy1 says: Mar 11, 2017 3:39 PM

    Damn. Hope the injury isn’t too serious and he doesn’t fall far in the draft. There’s never a good time for any injury, but on your pro day, this close to the draft? Good luck Mr. Jones.

  6. kham83 says: Mar 11, 2017 3:42 PM

    Very unfortunate. So close….I hope this isn’t too bad.

  7. PFTCommentSectionIsFullOfBigotry says: Mar 11, 2017 3:45 PM

    Probably drop to the 24th pick now!!!

  8. amaf21 says: Mar 11, 2017 3:46 PM

    So are the Redskins on the hook for his salary?

  9. 1pavikingfan says: Mar 11, 2017 3:52 PM

    Hope you get well soon young man.

  10. revren10 says: Mar 11, 2017 4:00 PM

    Miami would be a great spot for him in the first round.

  11. osrude says: Mar 11, 2017 4:00 PM

    That’s a shame.. Don’t care what team you root for, where you live; to see a young star get hurt on the LAST drill. Shame, damn shame.

  12. BraceForImpact says: Mar 11, 2017 4:04 PM

    Thank christ Baalke was fired otherwise he would have used the 2nd overall pick on him.

  13. wolfmanpatriot says: Mar 11, 2017 4:10 PM

    Redskins have a pro day?

  14. jackedupboonie says: Mar 11, 2017 4:12 PM

    Just go back and play senior year, don’t let NFL drop you 2 rounds just for an off season injury.

  15. ehsguy72 says: Mar 11, 2017 4:15 PM

    Trent Baalke just heard the news and woke up with a plan to draft him anyway…. then realized he was recently canned and went back to sleep

  16. suncawy says: Mar 11, 2017 4:16 PM

    Look for the Cowboys to steal him in the 2nd round. Better yet, he should see the Cowboys team doctor, who did Jaylon Smith’s knee surgery.

  17. joe400e says: Mar 11, 2017 4:17 PM

    Hope he heals completely and goes on to have a long career.

  18. TheCommish says: Mar 11, 2017 4:27 PM

    Just brutal. Hope the kid’s OK.

  19. gmen5280 says: Mar 11, 2017 4:29 PM

    This is why you need an insurance policy if you are a 1st round talent. Hope it turns out well for this young man.

  20. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 11, 2017 4:36 PM

    Sid wanted to make that last play a walk off. However…

  21. hawkforlife says: Mar 11, 2017 4:37 PM

    Boy you people with thumbs down to wish a young man good luck for an injury are in need of psychiatric help or better yet I hope it happens to you.

  22. jimmyjohns01 says: Mar 11, 2017 4:50 PM

    Potential 1st and 2nd round players should just skip the combine and pro days. If teams are gonna pick you that high, they’re gonna pick you.

  23. ibillwt says: Mar 11, 2017 5:00 PM

    Might be start of a Championship career. Fall in the draft to Patriots, just like Gronk.

  24. bignugs says: Mar 11, 2017 5:02 PM

    God are there some stupid people here. Washington does not have a pro day, read the first line. University of Washington.

  25. QB Film Room says: Mar 11, 2017 5:04 PM

    Abolish Pro Days. You already have the tape

  26. DrSteveBrule says: Mar 11, 2017 5:16 PM

    He can apply for withdraw from the draft this year but the NFL will probably not grant it. La’el Collins tried and they denied it. He probably missed out a lot of money today but players come back from achilles injuries with more success than major knee injuries.

  27. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 11, 2017 5:17 PM

    amaf21 says:
    Mar 11, 2017 3:46 PM
    So are the Redskins on the hook for his salary?
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    I see what you did there…

  28. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 11, 2017 5:19 PM

    Drops to day 3 probably. Maybe late day 2.

  29. flavordave says: Mar 11, 2017 5:45 PM

    Wow. As an Eagles fan, I thought this was the pick for them to go get.

    Hope this young man recovers

  30. rmaxmaicon says: Mar 11, 2017 6:11 PM

    COWBOYS will jump on him round 2

  31. rabbi187 says: Mar 11, 2017 6:11 PM

    When incidents like that happen, the kid should be allowed to undeclare and go back for his senior year if he so chooses. The draft is a month and a half away still…

  32. azjohnny says: Mar 11, 2017 6:24 PM

    with medical technology today players are bouncing back from injuries faster and better than they used to. depending on the severity Jones will probably be drafted around rd3

  33. weber9152000 says: Mar 11, 2017 6:29 PM

    Knowing Dallas; They will sign him in the second and redshirt him next season

  34. darcrequiem says: Mar 11, 2017 6:49 PM

    Best of luck to the young man. Sorry to hear about this. To work so hard, get so close to your dream, and to have this happen is sad. Hopefully the injury isn’t as serious as it appears.

  35. davefromacquisitions says: Mar 11, 2017 6:55 PM

    bignugs says:
    Mar 11, 2017 5:02 PM
    God are there some stupid people here. Washington does not have a pro day, read the first line. University of Washington.

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    None dumber than you schwagbuds. It’s called sarcasm. This site stupidly refers to the Redskins as “Washington”.

  36. jmscooby says: Mar 11, 2017 7:31 PM

    I wish him the best in his recovery, and would love for my Bears to pick him at the top of the 2nd.

  37. styro1 says: Mar 11, 2017 8:24 PM

    All these draftable college players should not only stop playing in bowl games but all games along with any team workouts or pro days.

  38. antispy3 says: Mar 11, 2017 8:57 PM

    Torn Achilles…what a tough one for arguably the best CB in the draft…my fav anyway…hope he can recover sufficiently to realize a pro career…Achilles tendons & patellelar tendons…the pro sports death knell…

  39. tonebones says: Mar 11, 2017 10:14 PM

    These workouts are the dumbest thing in the world. If teams don’t know how good this kid is by now, they’ll never know. I don’t see why these guys have to workout for a handful of incompetent talent evaluators. This guy has plenty of game tape that shows how good he can play football. These kids and their agents need to put their foot down and say enough is enough.

  40. greenwhodat26 says: Mar 12, 2017 12:02 AM

    Pro-Days are crucial for players who weren’t invited to the combine. If you think they should abolish them because one potential first rounder was injured, you’re short-sighted and ignorant.

  41. florida76 says: Mar 12, 2017 12:08 AM

    For anyone suggesting these college players should put themselves in some kind of deep freeze and not workout, or play football, that’s ridiculous.

    No one has a right to play pro football, and with so many prospects close in quality, the workouts will always be important. And the only way a college player can improve is by playing football, including the bowl games.

  42. mclennon99 says: Mar 12, 2017 4:36 AM

    Depending on the severity, some team is about to get a 2nd or 3rd round bargain.

  43. lsxsx says: Mar 12, 2017 5:02 AM

    Probably they have these workouts and combine because the teams are investing millions of dollars in the players.

    just sayin
    You should not have to test drive a new car either, the internet videos and the brochures should be enough

  44. droppedinagreasefire says: Mar 12, 2017 9:00 AM

    Why is a “Pro Day” necessary except for players not invited to the Combine? More NFL overkill.

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